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Grateful Dead Live at The Palladium on 1977-05-01

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Grateful Dead Live at The Palladium on 1977-05-01

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Might As Well, El Paso, Ramble On Rose, Cassidy, They Love Each Other, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet, Tennessee Jed, Sunrise, Samson & Delilah Dancin' In The Streets-> Brown Eyed Women, Beer Barrel Polka-> Playin' In The Band-> Drums-> The Other One-> Comes A Time-> Playin encore : Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue The Palladium
Location NYC, NY

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Set 2; MSR> DAT> CDR> EAC> SHN; via PJ to abgd


Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2016
Subject: Rock my Soul
Great Second Set
Great Sound
Great Reviews
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 1, 2013
Subject: -
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 30, 2013
Subject: --
Lovely. The perfect '77 set. Brown-Eyed Women dovetails almost perfectly from Dancin', but the real treat here is the heartbreakingly gorgeous Comes a Time, coming in on the heels of some seriously wild psychedelia. You know you loves you some of that fat, golden '77, so get to it, yo!

***btw, if you go over to the CM remaster, you got yourself a complete Brokedown. What pretty lattice lacing that is in its complete form!
Reviewer: WolfmansBrother - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 9, 2008
Subject: thumpin' and cryin'
moved down from the loge after set one, my second dose kicked in and they just destroyed me. this set was all about phil just lighting it up and jerry tearing my heart to pieces. the dancin' had the place just freaking and then a seemingly bizaree into what was a flat out fantasitic BEW. phil went somewhere (alcapulco, bobby says?), my orange barrel kicks in full force to the polka and then it's just the phil and jerry show. the playin' is righteous, the first other one of tour, although short, is powerful and phil is shredding until jerry just melts my face and my heart with the most precious comes a time (ever?) that ever so sweetly brings home the playin' reprise. the set ends and i'm awestruck and paralyzed. i can't move. literally. and then the encore comes, brokedown bust out. the place is freaked to the gills and again jerry just slays it. his vocals are mesmorizing, and i'm born again only to lie down by the river...the ushers have to help me out of the venue. i don't even remember what the hell i did afterwards. don't care. i'm on tour now, for sure.
Reviewer: LawrenceT - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 6, 2008
Subject: Comes A Time `~`
In my search for the best version of....
"Comes A Time" for me at least, (This is it ~_~)
Some of Jerry's most emotionally mastered
guitar work!
My biggest regret as a dead head is, I didn't
get to see this show, or maybe it's ;I didn't get
to see every show.
I am grateful for the shows I did see,
and "of corse" the Music*~*.*
May the music live on!
Reviewer: Tie-Dyed Tom - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 12, 2007
Subject: Other One -> Comes A Time Transition
Very nice transition. I was listening on the couch without any reference to the set list. I was way into the Other One (not my favorite song but, happened to be pretty focused) and as it began to decompose I wondered, what's up next? Could it be Warf Rat? Nope. Comes A Time.

Sweet sounds with nice accenting from Donna. It seemed like a very heart-felt rendition by Jerry. Crystal clear and gave me goose bumps.
Reviewer: Hokahey - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 29, 2006
Subject: palladium
It was already the palladium by them,,, I was at those shows..
Reviewer: austin nyc - favoritefavoritefavorite - June 27, 2006
Subject: It's called The Academy of Music
Just a note, When the Dead played there in 77 it was not called the Palladium.
Reviewer: birdsgosouth - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2005
Subject: Kinda overrated
This is a good set with fantastic sound quality but it's mellow and doesn't have that extra thing that other second sets from this month do. The ballads are the best part. The first go-round of Playin goes nowhere. The Other One is decent enough but is nowhere over the top. Maybe one to listen to around your non-head friends if you don't want to flip them out with something with more muscle and smoke.
Reviewer: hyperboy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 12, 2005
Subject: Killer Set!
Yes it's too bad we don't get the whole show. This set is so f-ing cool! This is why I love the dead, and always will.
Reviewer: pnc - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2005
Subject: too bad about the cut...
the brokedown cut is a killer...but don't let it dissuade you. This is an absolute MUST have...

Wish we had the whole thing with this quality.
Reviewer: Bob the listener - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2005
Subject: .
dont stop till you get enough,
perfect sound, rollicking music
man, this ones a keeper
heavy on the Phil too
Reviewer: walkin' jingle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2005
Subject: Segues!
All the songs played on this sweet one-disc second set are outstanding, as is the sound quality. But "The Other One" > "Comes A Time" > "Playin' Reprise" sequence is showcase Dead. "The Other One" is compact but powerful with tasy jamming, and the segue into "Comes A Time" is musical telepathy . The jam at the end of "Comes A Time" is creative and fluid and oh-so-gradually weaves its way back into that familiar "Playin" motif. Very enjoyable listening!

And the "Brokedown Palace" is so beautiful and well-played that I don't even mind the last line being cut.

Get this short but sweet one-disc download!
Reviewer: mikthefish - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2005
Subject: Brokedown cut
For the cut at the end of Brokedown, grab the song from the Cassette AUD version and just splice in the last few seconds using your favorite WAV editor. As an added bonus, you get to hear the crowd send the boys off...

As for the rest of the set, I love both the quality (typical Sept 77 'round sound') and the performance.
Reviewer: Darkstr56 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 23, 2005
Subject: 5/1/77 msr
First off, the sound quality of this show is top notch, at the top of the '77 sbd's. Second, the playing is just unreal. At around the 4 minute mark in "Playin in the Band", everything just starts floating. Sureal, and enchanting.
Dancin' , the Other One, Comes a Time, this one has it all. If only the Brokedown Palace wasnt cut, and the first set circulated too. Oh well, you cant ask for it all. This show is a true enjoyment,and the only 5 star rating I have ever given on

Reviewer: MushroomEagle - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 28, 2005
Subject: yessirs
This is a great single disc show - fun to listen to from top to bottom. Comes a Time caught my ear the most, though. Give it a listen with the levels turned up!
Reviewer: StrawRider - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 8, 2005
Subject: May '77 Begins...
And the Dead kick it off with this outstanding show. Lots of great shows in this year and in this month but don't overlook this cooker!

The last reviewer asked about a cut at the end of Brokedown Palace and I can confirm that the song does (regretably) end abruptly at the repeat of "Listen to the river sing sweet _______"...Dang!

If you're looking to fill an 80 minute CD, I can recommend The Music Never Stopped from May 5th.

Thanks Archive!!
Reviewer: Raspberry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 30, 2004
Subject: excellent mix, playing and levels
This show has a great mix, great sound quality, and very clear.

They were definately on that night during Brokedown Palace.

Does Brokedown Palace cut off for anyone else about 10-20 seconds before they finish?
Reviewer: velociraptor - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 16, 2004
Subject: I agree
I do! Get this show. Sweet stuff from the Dead's best years.
Reviewer: TERRAPINCANE - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2004
Subject: wow
absolutely stellar set...
Super funky Dancin', with some fantastic jamming....very smooth transition into BE Women...Playin' is great, and the the Other One is amazing...Comes a Time is as magnificent as any May '77 version, and Brokedown is perfect...
In fact, this whole set is perfect.
Reviewer: dcain - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 4, 2004
Subject: Beautiful Brokedown
If there is a more tender and poignant 1977 Brokedown on record, please let me know. The tempo is perfect. Moving a song forward at this slow pace is a great piece of work by the drummers. Wonderful fills on piano, and what sounds like an organ. Garcia's singing is among his most inventive: "guh-NUH-plant; a WEEEE-EEEP-in willow." His solo is perfect.
Reviewer: Ben C - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2004
Subject: Dead 5-1-77 set2
Dancin' is siiicccckkkk!!!

Sounds great (from what I can tell from streaming audio over crappy computer speakers) Nice stereo separation of the instruments.

:-) :-) :-)
Reviewer: Ben C - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 27, 2004
Subject: Dead 5-1-77 set2
Dancin' is siiicccckkkk!!!

Sounds great (from what I can tell from streaming audio over crappy computer speakers) Nice stereo separation of the instruments.

:-) :-) :-)
Reviewer: cracktard - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2004
Subject: second set on one cd!
This is an incredible CD to have, just because of the intense density of goodness that gets packed into this one set--and it fits on one 80 min. CDR! The Dancin' is really hopping, connected to BEW, it really starts to work. The Playing in the Band is so soupy and drippy that the songs played between the intro and reprise seem to just be lost in a sea of Playin', its some dope of those jams that really get you lost until its over!
Reviewer: BruceH123 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 27, 2004
Subject: An Amazing Set From An Amazing Time.
The is one of the nicest second sets from this era. The playing is fantastic, and the sound quality of this recording is crystal clear. There is one major problem, and that is that the final line of Brokedown Palace cuts when Jerry sings "Listen to the river sing sweet/" Everything else is so good that it is difficult to complain, but when you hear, I mean don't hear it you too will feel like you've been slapped in the ear. It absolutely is worth the download. This is a six star recording, but it gets 5 because of the ommission.
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